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Gobbler's Knob

-Gobblers Knob (left) as seen from Mt. Raymond-

Trail Facts:

The Gobbler's Knob trail begins at the Butler Fork trailhead, which is 8.5 miles from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon on the north side of the road. From here the trail follows the Butler Fork stream to the north. After 1/2 mile and climbing 400 feet in elevation, the trail comes to a junction. One trail turns right (east) heading towards Dog Lake and the other turns left towards Gobbler's Knob. Following to the left (west) of the junction for another mile, the trail moves into a series of switchbacks leading up to a minor summit named Circle-all-peak and climbing another 900 feet.

Along the latter half of these switchbacks the view is amazing. You can see most of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the east and all the ridges that surround it.

After reaching the small ridge at Circle-all-peak, the trail turns to the north and levels out. After about 1/4 of a mile the trail comes to another junction. Turn left here, and continue along the trail into Mill A Gulch. The trail remains relatively flat here as it moves through thick groves of Aspen trees and rises about 400 feet in elevation in 1 mile as it approaches Baker Pass. At Baker Pass the trail forks off heading west and east along the ridge. The trail to the left (west) follows the ridge to the top of Mt. Raymond. Follow the trail to the right (east) and climb the steep ridge to the top of Gobblers Knob.

The distance from Bakers Pass to the summit is just under a mile (.92mi) and has an elevation gain of 946 feet. There are two summits on Gobblers Knob. The true summit is the second point, which is about 0.2mi to the east of the first.